PRESS RELEASE: STA Responds to Helm Review

25th October 2017: BEIS must rethink exclusion of cheapest technologies Contradictions, but Helm grasps scale of technology change Professor Helm’s Cost of Energy Review says that current energy policy, regulation and market design are not ‘fit for purpose’ given the speed of technology change. Helm characterises the government’s energy policy as ‘picking winners’ to a degree not seen since the days of the Central Electricity Generating Board. He correctly highlights digitisation as driving a major structural break in the sector, requiring a radically different approach. STA Head of Policy Chris Hewett said; “There are plenty of contradictions in Helm’s Review ...
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